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Old 12-04-2013, 03:26 AM   #1
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Door Storage

I was curious if anyone has made anything to store their doors when you take them off.
I saw a few pics online of some PVC piping made to hold doors but not too sure how sturdy that would be.
Anyone make their own door storage? Right now (in the summer) I just put my doors up against the wall in the garage on an old sheet.
Any good ideas feel free to add pics or instructions because I could use a little winter project.

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Old 12-04-2013, 04:53 AM   #2
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Searching the forum should come up with examples of what people have done. One guy even posted a blue print but I don't have that now.

I took 2 8ft 2x4 and bolted them level on my garage door. And the. Measured the opening of the windows and used ladder hangers that take up to 60-70lbs (I forgot) each and bolted them to that.

Rear door is closer to 50lbs and front doors and heavy bastards at around 80lbs. Used it all summer and they worked fine. Took the doors off about 4 times this summer one time for 3 weeks and they held good.



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Jose,

Did you notice if the weather stripping around the window stayed creased after you left them hanging for three weeks? If it was, has it come out yet? Did it take a long time?

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These Lange Door Hangers have a good bit of padding on them to keep the weather stripping from creasing.

I use something similar for my TJ doors and never had any issues with creasing, even when they're hanging for a long time (I know the weather stripping may be different on the JK)

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Old 12-05-2013, 09:35 AM   #5
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Jose, Did you notice if the weather stripping around the window stayed creased after you left them hanging for three weeks? If it was, has it come out yet? Did it take a long time? Thanks!
I forgot to mention that I covered the hangers with the thickest pipe insulation I could find at lowes. 1 inch I think. Some people use pool noodles. So there was no metal touching the weather strips. The insulation bent and formed with the door weight.

The weather stripping was perfectly fine. I didn't notice any crease at all. That area is real strong on the door and with the padding I put it allowed the padding to crease and not the weather stripping. Every time I opened the garage door I would hold my breath but as long as the doors are not moving, just sitting there, they are fine.

I have confidence now and will be at ease next summer :-D can't wait! (Winter just started for me) It's such a different vehicle door-less.
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These Lange Door Hangers have a good bit of padding on them to keep the weather stripping from creasing. I use something similar for my TJ doors and never had any issues with creasing, even when they're hanging for a long time (I know the weather stripping may be different on the JK) Let me know if you have any other questions! -Ryan
What Ryan showed will work too. And it's simple install as you won't need the 2x4 running across. Just make sure you drill to a stud. Just remember you'll need 1 for every pair of doors.
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I have half doors so I couldn't hang them. I made a rack out of a protable sloths hanger I wasn't using any more:

Check out what I made to store my doors and windows



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I did this...quick, easy and cheap. Has wheels on the bottom so I can roll it around!

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Anyone tried these Ace door hangers? I like the idea of putting no strain on the weather strips.

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Old 12-05-2013, 12:40 PM   #10
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Cart made using found materials in my garage.



I wanted mobile storage and the height requires less bending and lifting.
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I have half doors so I couldn't hang them. I made a rack out of a protable sloths hanger I wasn't using any more:
I've never seen a protable sloth before! Do they eat much? : D

Seriously though, nice looking door rack!
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I've never seen a protable sloth before! Do they eat much? : D

Seriously though, nice looking door rack!
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This is what I did for door storage:

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Anyone tried these Ace door hangers? I like the idea of putting no strain on the weather strips.

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I would also like to see and hear from people with these hangers.
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I would also like to see and hear from people with these hangers.
Installed the Ace hangers yesterday. Well made and plenty strong to store the doors 90 degrees to the wall. Worth the $.
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Mine. I'm going to replace the padding with pool noodles as soon as I can find them in a store.
Two doors on three brackets. The brackets are rated for 50lbs each and two doors are +/-110lbs. The brackets are available at most Home Depots. Sorry, I don't have a photo with the doors on it.

I noticed no problems with the weather stripping, even after weeks of hanging but want the pool noodles just to be sure.
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Installed the Ace hangers yesterday. Well made and plenty strong to store the doors 90 degrees to the wall. Worth the $.
Do the Ace Hangers come with the bushings now or have they changed the design of the hinges? I know a while back they would scratch up the hinge paint if you tried rotating the doors to be flush to the wall. Not a real issue the way yours hang though.
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They have black plastic bushings that solved that problem.
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Mine. I'm going to replace the padding with pool noodles as soon as I can find them in a store. Two doors on three brackets. The brackets are rated for 50lbs each and two doors are +/-110lbs. The brackets are available at most Home Depots. Sorry, I don't have a photo with the doors on it. I noticed no problems with the weather stripping, even after weeks of hanging but want the pool noodles just to be sure.
They also have some like this that are like 2 put together in a V (upside down). I think they're rated for 120# each. I have one for each door. Essentially the same thing as above but a little less install effort.
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I built something similar to Wrong Way Hal.

I used the small furniture dollies from Harbor Freight (got them on sale), and used a center 2x4.
Mine are much shorter though and the center 2x4 only comes up to the inner door handle.
I covered the contact point of the 2x4 with some leftover carpet that I had from another project.
I bungee the door frames together at the top to keep them stationary.
Works like a charm and the cost of the whole project was around $30.
Plus, they stack easily when not in use.
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Subscribed. No garage, looking for instructions on some of these ideas!
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They also have some like this that are like 2 put together in a V (upside down). I think they're rated for 120# each. I have one for each door. Essentially the same thing as above but a little less install effort.
I saw those hangers but I like having 6 lags and three hangers holding my doors, as opposed to 2 lags and 1 hanger. Redundancy in case anything were to fail.
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I saw those hangers but I like having 6 lags and three hangers holding my doors, as opposed to 2 lags and 1 hanger. Redundancy in case anything were to fail.
Yep, I definitely get that. I was nervous every time I hung the doors on them for awhile. There's actually 1 lag in the stud at the point of the V and 2 others in 100# drywall anchors on each side. I did a chin-up on the first one I hung just to make sure it wouldn't budge. Now I'm actually more nervous about walking in the garage and finding that my top hoist has failed and my top is laying on the hood of my Jeep!!
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Cart made using found materials in my garage. I wanted mobile storage and the height requires less bending and lifting.
I like this design. Any chance you would be willing to share some more detailed pictures with/without the doors on it?
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i have the rubber coated hooks (usually saw hanging bikes from) screwed into my walls that i store my tj door on with no problem. planned on doing same or similar set up for my jku. unless it will degrade the rubber. havent had doors off yet on jku
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I use the Skinny Pedal product and while it took in excess of 3 months to get them I am pretty happy with the product and how they hang all 4 doors very close to the wall so you can still park on the side.

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Love ACE's stuff but didn't like the idea of hanging our's just by the hinges.

We did the Home Depot hanger thing after seeing my buddy's setup using them.

I worked it up in CAD prior to building. Was this the blueprint somebody mentioned?
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Here are the door hangers I built. They can be mounted to just about any flat surface that will support the door's weight.
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Some very clever solutions here. Thanks for all the ideas.

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